William Malcolm

about 1741–
Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of William

William Malcolm was born about 1741, in Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom as the son of John Malcom and Susan. He married Janet Brown on 19 October 1766. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

William Malcolm
1741–
Janet Brown
1730–
Marriage: 19 October 1766
Susan Malcolm
1767–
Jean Malcolm
1769–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 October 1766
children

(2)

Parents and Siblings

    John Malcom

    MaleMale

    Susan

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(2)

    Male1741–Male

    Janet Malcom

    Female1742–Female

World Events (4)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 61

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1815

Age 74

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1832 · The Scottish Reform Act

Age 91

The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: from the Gaelic personal name Maol-Choluim ‘devotee of (Saint) Columba’ ( see Colomb ).2 Irish (Ulster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maolcholuim ‘descendant of the devotee of St. Columba’ (Irish Colum Cille, literally ‘dove of the church’). In Ireland the personal name is often spelled Colm; in Scotland it has become Calum.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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